• Company Name:
    OysterConnect.com (http://oysterconnect.com/)
  • Location:
    Virtual
  • Duration:
    8 Weeks
  • Total Efforts:
    Work from Home (1 - 1.5 hours per day, 6 days a week)
  • Target Audience:
    Undergrad Students, Engineering Students, Management Students, Postgrad Students, Freshers
  • Number of openings:
    20
  • Stipend:
    12500 (125% stipend for Premium Users)
  • Stipend:
    10000 (100% stipend for Free Users)
  • Completed Date:
    30th July, 2018
  • Start Date :
    Students will be allowed to choose Start Dates that are aligned to their Internship Schedule.

About the company

OysterConnect.com is India's Largest Platform for Live Projects & Virtual Internships. We partner with various well known Companies and Brands to carry out large scale Corporate Projects. These projects are converted into Live Project & Virtual Internship Opportunities for thousands of students from all major Management & Undergraduate Programs across India. During the Internship Program, selected students will get to work on one or more of our Client Partner(s) requirements depending on location and other priorities. Some of our Client Partners are TripAdvisor, Shiksha.com, Microsoft, Yatra.com, ClearTax, etc.

Adventure Nation (https://www.adventurenation.com/), is a Joint Venture between two well-known Travel Companies, Yatra.com and Snow Leopard Adventures. They are a community of adventure and outdoor enthusiasts and professionals completely dedicated to meeting the needs of people wanting to travel for adventure and nature. It aims at addressing a long felt need to cater to the aspirations of adventure and nature buffs and has thus put together adventures and expeditions for adventure travelers of all inclinations and every budget, bringing on board alliances with India's leading adventure tour operators certified with the most powerful certification tool ever created for the outdoors the AN-360, which only certifies top- safety, top-eco-sustainability, top-quality, and is the last word in reliability.

Project Objective:
This Internship Project requires students to conduct Market Research & Interest Validation via Phone Calls with past customers of Adventure Nation to gauge their needs & interest in booking future adventure activities via Adventure Nation.

Project Steps

  • Complete the Training & Assessment process for this project:
    1. Read and understand all Project Training Documents provided by the Project Manager - Training Guidelines, Training Videos, FAQs.
    2. Go through the Adventure Portfolio provided to you by the Project Manager and conduct an Online Research of the various packages offered by Adventure Nation.
    3. Finally, Take the Project Assessment to gauge your own understanding of the project tasks & deliverables. The Project Manager will also check your responses and scores and accordingly train you on the gaps in learning (if any).
  • Start working on the Project Tasks as follows:
    1. You will be assigned a specific set of customers along with their contact details and previous activity details.
    2. Call up these Customers one by one and Carry out the Market Research using the detailed Survey and Interest Validation Questionnaire provided by the Project Manager and analyse their interests/intents towards any travel plans in the near future.
    3. If they seem interested (Hot/ Warm), then use the AN Trip Directory (will be provided by the Project Manager) to recommend trips/ activities to them as per their preferences and areas of interests (as per guidelines given during training) and then validate their interest in booking these trips as Hot, Warm, Cold.
  • NOTE: After you have submitted the data, the Adventure Nation Team will follow up with the "Hot/ Warm" leads generated by you and work towards closing the same by getting them to complete their bookings on Adventure Nation. Keeping this in mind, ensure that your validation of the customer's interest as "Hot/ Warm" is genuine and as accurate as possible.

Expected Project Output

Interns will be expected to Call and Survey at least 20 Customers every day (1 - 2 hours per day 6 days a week). Their conversion of "Hot/ Warm" leads should be around 20% - 25%, that is, 5 out of every 20 customers surveyed are expected to be "Hot/ Warm" leads for final closures.

Rewards & Benefits:
1. Certificates: Internship Certificate, Project Completion Certificate, Multiple Certificates of Excellence (as per various target achievement/ performance/ skill parameters).
2. Performance based Stipend of upto Rs. 10,000/- per month
3. Additional Incentives (Monetary/ Non-Monetary) will be provided from time to time for better Lead Conversion rates.

Skills you will Learn:
1. Customer Engagement
2. Verbal Communication
3. Networking Skills
4. Convincing & Persuading Skills
5. Basic Data Analysis and Drawing Insights from Conversations

Who Should Take up this Project:
1. People who have a knack for adventure and travel, and can engage with travelers on a personal level to be able to understand their expedition experiences.
2. Students who are currently engaged in Classes or other Summer Internships but would like to pick another Project Completion Certificate / Internship Certificate on the side. Students who are on the lookout to add that Extra Edge to their Resume!
3. Committed - Students who like to work as per their own schedules but are willing to put in 1 - 2 hours of work every day (6 days a week, anytime during the day) on this project.
4. Target Oriented - people who have the drive to go the extra mile and achieve the predefined targets and deadlines.
5. Students who have good interpersonal skills, are good at convincing people and are looking to pick up skills or experience in Marketing/ Sales/ Customer Engagement etc.

Application Process
Step 1: Interested students need to first apply to this posting by clicking on the "Apply" button given below the Project Title at the top of the Page.
Step 2: Complete the Application process by filling this Google Form - Click here to view & fill the Application Form.

Type of Interaction

Virtual with flexible work hours. Student will be expected to spend 10 hours/week. All interaction will happen over email/Group Chat/phone. No need to visit the office.

Extra Benefits

Internship Certificate from OysterConnect.com + Project Completion Certificate from Yatra Adventure Nation + Various Other Certificates of Excellence basis specific performance parameters achieved by the student. Click Here to Learn More about all Rewards & Benefits @ OysterConnect.com

Any Additional Information

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